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Broncos waive Adam Jones, promote Brendan Langley to active roster, sign Linden Stephens to practice squad


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos waived cornerback Adam Jones and promoted cornerback Brendan Langley from the practice squad to the active roster on Wednesday, the team announced.

Jones, who signed with the Broncos during training camp, appeared in seven games for Denver in 2018.

He started at cornerback against the Raiders and in Week 4 against the Chiefs, but he saw limited defensive snaps as the season continued. After suffering an injury early in the Broncos' game vs. New York, Jones missed Weeks 6 and 7 and then did not play a defensive snap against Kansas City in Week 8.

Jones played 37 percent of the defensive snaps against the Texans, but he only played five defensive snaps in Los Angeles.

Against the Chargers, cornerback Tramaine Brock received the majority of the snaps at the third cornerback position.

"I think Brock is really the one that's improved as far as how he's covered guys," Head Coach Vance Joseph said before the bye week. "He's an experienced guy that hasn't given up big plays. That's been his major positive."

Langley will replace Jones on the active roster, which will likely bump rookie Isaac Yiadom onto the Broncos' two-deep at cornerback.

The 2017 third-round draft pick appeared in 11 games for the Broncos as a rookie. He returned six kickoffs for a 30.5-yard average and also broke one for 61 yards.

He was waived, however, before the start of the 2018 season.

Langley had spent the entire 2018 season on Denver's practice squad before being promoted to the active roster on Wednesday.

The Broncos also added cornerback Linden Stephens to their practice squad. The undrafted rookie spent time with the Saints this offseason before spending a portion of the 2018 season on the Rams' practice squad.

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